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Man visited online forum after killing granddad
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BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A man charged with killing his 92-year-old grandfather told police he visited an online forum after the stabbing and told others what he had done, court documents say.
William Bradley Jackson III, 21, of Bremerton, was charged with first-degree murder on Wednesday in Kitsap County Superior Court.
He is charged with killing Hurene “Hap” Jackson sometime Monday or Tuesday. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the home just before 2 a.m. Tuesday after 911 dispatchers received a call from a man saying he had been drinking heavily and killed his grandfather.
According to court documents, Jackson also told detectives that he had researched the suspension of Washington state’s death-penalty laws beforehand because he had planned to kill his grandfather.
Jackson is being held on $2 million bail. It was not immediately clear whether he had a lawyer. A message left with the Kitsap County Office of Public Defense on Wednesday afternoon was not immediately returned.
According to documents, Jackson told investigators he confronted his grandfather in the bedroom with two knives and asked whether the older man wanted to die “slow and painful” or “fast and quick.” Jackson said he stabbed his grandfather in the chest, but the blade was stopped by the victim’s wallet. He then stabbed the grandfather several more times before the older man began fighting back, court papers say.
After he stabbed his grandfather, Jackson told detectives he put the knives in the kitchen sink, went back to his bedroom and visited a website where he told strangers what he had done, according to court documents. Over the next hour, he chatted on the website and listened to the music before calling 911 to report the murder.